Shenzhen, China, to Host 2021 League of Legends World Championship Finals

Shenzhen, China, to Host 2021 League of Legends World Championship Finals

Riot Games has announced that the grand finals of the 2021 League of Legends World Championship will take place in Shenzhen, China.

This year will mark the second consecutive season in which the World Championship will take place in China. Last season, the finals took place in Shanghai with a restricted audience present in a limited capacity.

It will be the third time overall that Worlds will be played in China, bringing the region into a deadlock tie with North America and Europe for the record of most World Championships hosted. 

Traditionally, Worlds serves as a tour across the host country, with the grand finals acting as the culmination of a month-long event. In 2017, the tournament spanned across China, stopping in Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Shanghai before eventually ending in Beijing. At this time, the full lineup of cities set to be featured during the 2021 World Championship has yet to be announced.

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